This month we have PAT sharing her thoughts on the concept of GENEROSITY...
- When you leave a tip for the waitress even if she didn’t give the service you thought you deserved, because everyone has a bad day now and then, that's generosity.
- When you toss your leftover change into the Salvation Army bucket instead of taking it home to put into your vacation savings bank, that's generosity.
- When you pay it forward in the drive-through at a fast food restaurant to “treat” the driver behind you, that's generosity.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t afford to spend a lot of time volunteering at a food depository or donating money that should go to bills. But that doesn’t stop me from being generous! The path of generosity isn’t finished in one giant leap but in small steps; even when the going seems to be taking forever, you do eventually reach your goal.
So if you can’t give money, give your time; if you can’t feed an army, feed a family; if you can’t help a stranger, help your neighbor.
And if you can’t give any of these things, be generous in spirit. Forgive someone for an act that may have hurt you. Give others shared credit no matter how little they contributed. Refuse to gossip about a friend or co-worker. Pay a compliment to someone who has low self-esteem. You may not cure world hunger or earn a plaque from a major charity, but you will make someone happy, and happy people can’t help but share their well-being with others. Just think what you may start with that small act of generosity on your part!
Please be sure to pop over to Pat's personal blog, Patacake Pages, for more inspiration. That is it for today but please be sure to stop by on Friday when I get to introduce you all to two more people who will be joining our Path of Positivity family.